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Week overdue, STILL no boys name...

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flowerygirl Thu 28-Mar-13 18:19:06

Currently a week overdue, I wanted Duncan but DH says no, and no to every other suggestion I've made! Rude if you ask me, I'm the one who'll be going through the labour and have put up with pregnancy...!

Will take any suggestions, just not Charlie, Jack, Max, Oliver, George, Alfie, Harry or any other name that is ridiculously popular. Great names just don't want him to be the 5th in his class!


intheshed Thu 28-Mar-13 18:22:52

Nathaniel - my favourite ever name, sadly it didn't suit either of my DDs grin Please use it!

flowerygirl Thu 28-Mar-13 18:26:40

That's funny as it's actually a family name! Just worry everyone will shorten it to Nathan...

Clargo55 Thu 28-Mar-13 18:30:18

Nathaniel is lovely I would shorten to Nate.

How about Elias (Eli), Tobias (Toby), Daniel?

intheshed Thu 28-Mar-13 18:33:34

Peter is, I think, another lovely name that is often overlooked. Don't know any under the age of 30!

AnathemaDevice Thu 28-Mar-13 19:54:27

This time 4 years ago I was a week overdue, so you have my sympathy.
We named that overdue baby Nicholas, which (I think) is one of the best boys names ever.

gingeme Thu 28-Mar-13 20:14:50


Good luck with the birth. smile

soontobeslendergirl Thu 28-Mar-13 21:18:02


OrangeLily Thu 28-Mar-13 21:29:42


LittleMissLidl Thu 28-Mar-13 21:33:00

If I wasn't having a boy I'd be having a Jonah... Fabulous name and <whispers> I was slightly disappointed when I found out it was a girl just because I had my heart set on the name.

ParmaViolette Thu 28-Mar-13 21:43:45

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bigbluebump Fri 29-Mar-13 11:11:17

Quentin - I'm biased though smile.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 29-Mar-13 12:41:01

Oh how sweet DS is waiting for you to choose a name (tries to look on bright side of flowerygirl ready to pop).

Nathaniel or Nate if you dislike Nathan?


Hope you meet him very soon smile

Snazzynewyear Fri 29-Mar-13 12:50:25

David, Ewan, Stephen

or come up with something outlandish and insist to DH that that is THE name. Insist in this especially during labour. He will then be happy to settle for Duncan wink

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 29-Mar-13 12:51:59

Curious: what has DH suggested?

flowerygirl Fri 29-Mar-13 18:56:58

The ONLY suggestion DH has come up with is Truman! We tested it out on family/friends and they all absolutely hated it so I said we couldn't have it, but he is still keen! Or William as it's his Dad's name but I think it's too popular.

Currently 8 days overdue now.. urgh. Don't know if it will be a boy or girl, but girl's name was sorted before we were even trying for a baby! Luckily he agreed on that one at least!

soontobeslendergirl Fri 29-Mar-13 19:44:31

Hmm - Truman/Duncan - so we are looking for a compromise between those two?


SanityClause Fri 29-Mar-13 19:48:26

Seeker did a thread a couple of weeks ago about good old fashioned names that aren't too popular, at the moment. I'll see if I can find it.

(I like Duncan, BTW. What is wrong with him!)

Snazzynewyear Fri 29-Mar-13 19:50:11

I have to say, I like Truman. Do you like it? Family and friends will suck it up if they have to.

Of soontobe's list I like Lyall and Elliot.

SanityClause Fri 29-Mar-13 19:52:48

Here it is!

flowerygirl Fri 29-Mar-13 21:25:32

Thanks for that SanityClause!

I did like Truman but now it has got out to everyone we liked it, all we get are 'hahahaha no not seriously?' comments so it's completely ruined the name for me! Learnt our lesson, next kid we won't tell a soul and just go for what we like.

One name we agree on is Hunter, I absolutely love it, good strong name. But think there will be a lot of raised eyebrows as it's a very hard name for a baby (but great for a man, IMO!) What do you all think?

CityGal29 Fri 29-Mar-13 23:26:46

Go with Duncan! It's a fantastic name a bit like
Dominic that's never been faddy.
He'll change his mind after - just start calling the baby Duncan :-)

bridgetsmum Fri 29-Mar-13 23:40:37

How about Declan?

Don't like Hunter, it's a bit pretentious IMHO sorry x

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 30-Mar-13 17:16:42

I prefer Hunter to Truman in all honesty.

How about Dexter or Holden?

Glad you have a name sorted for a DD!

KLou111 Sat 30-Mar-13 17:41:03

Our son is Euan.
I like Curtis, Travis, Keiran smile

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